Saturday, February 23, 2013

Searching for Posada: His Workshop on Calle Moneda

Posada's Taller  (Workshop) c.1899
The image to the left is the way Posada's workshop looked about 1899. It is one of two photo images we have of the artist. Posada is on the right and it is generally agreed that the young man is Posada's son Juan Sabino Posada Vela who died in 1900. In our search for Posada we now believe that we know the identity of the third person in the photo. In the image below we see historians Agustín Sánchez González and Helia Emma Bonilla Reyna in front of the workshop as it is today. It is about three blocks from Mexico City's zocolo.
Posada's ex-Taller 2013


  1. Sorry to delay. The third person according to the Vanegas Arroyo family: Carlos Vanegas Arroyo.